Required Readings

Going back to college, student data, public university research, basing program development on the job market, and more: Required Readings, 06.20.16

I have been extremely overdue in getting out a new Required Readings. When it rains, it pours, and over the past 3 weeks, that pouring has included one vacation that’s not really a vacation (i.e., a visit to the family of origin), one summer cold acquired either from young nieces or …

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EducationHigher EducationSecondary Education

It Takes a Village to Make a Doctor

I defended my dissertation Wednesday, which now makes me technically-officially Dr. Dan. Please update your Rolodexes accordingly. It also got me thinking about the long, meandering, and sometimes arduous path followed by those of us who do end up receiving doctorates, and just how many mentors are required along the …

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Required Readings

Schoolgirl kidnapping, ending public education, college-ready kindergarten students, research universities, and OK bible curriculum: Required Readings, 4.29.14.

Nearly 2 weeks ago, more than 200 girls at a Nigerian school to take a physics examination were kidnapped in the middle of the night. The group responsible, Boko Harem, is rooted in an anti-education, anti-Western philosophy.This article provides background information on the organization and its campaign of terror.  Meanwhile …

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Critical ThinkingHigher Education

Weissmann strikes again! The fail is strong in this one.

Our old pal Jordan Weissmann has published yet another completely wrong and easily disprovable blurb in the Atlantic (h/t miserlyoldman), this time making the claim that the US Federal government could make college tuition completely free for all students for what it is already spending in various aid programmes. If …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 30 June 2012

Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all having a great weekend! I also hope you enjoy my first post in the site! The post covers studies confirming that our strife is having the effects we want it to have and some interesting opinions (not necessarily correct, in my opinion). Study …

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